The move follows repeated government allegations that social media platforms have been used to spread online hate, in a country where ethnic divisions still linger.
Arjun Sampath paid homage to the civilian victims of the 2009 civil war between the government forces and the now defunct Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
Several Colombo suburbs were targeted by troops using emergency powers on arrests and detentions adopted after the April 21 attacks.
The five suspects were arrested from the north central region of Horowpothana on the day when eight Tamil National Alliance members voted against the Emergency declared in the country.
Citing 'public security', President Maithripala Sirisena issued a special gazette notification to give the police and the military powers to arrest and interrogate suspects without court orders.
A special group headed by Lashkar-e-Taiba's Muzzamil Bhat from Sialkot and his lackeys made forays into Bangladesh, the Maldives and Sri Lanka between 2005 and 2007.
However, there could be a possibility of the bombers visiting the state using pseudonym, the official said, adding if Sri Lanka hands over some evidence, it can be verified from the ground.
The move comes as part of the heightened security measures in the wake of the Easter Sunday bombings.
Danish had attempted to enter the school to obtain information regarding a student killed in the bombing of St Sebastian's Church when parents who were at the school at the time alerted the police.
President Maithripala Sirisena has instructed the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission to lift the ban on Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube and other popular platforms from April 30.
It has been alerted that female bombers posing as devotees may attack Buddhist temples after authorities seized white clothes from a house that was raided.
The dogs will be trained in in the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Squadron of the Sri Lanka Engineers within a few weeks before they are tasked with specific roles.
As many churches in the city wore a gloomy look after the suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka, the city’s Muslim clergy and scholars came together and spoke of religious harmony at various churches.
Abhinav Chari and his wife, Navroop were in the island nation for a business trip and were staying at the Cinnamon Grand where a bomb had gone off on Easter Sunday.
NIA had conducted searches at the residences of three suspects, two in Kasaragod and one in Palakkad as part of its investigation into the ISIS Kasaragod module case.